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Horikawa Castle Moat Sightseeing Boat Tour

horikawa sightseeing boatHorikawa sightseeing boat tour is an hour journey which goes along the castle moat of the National Treasure Matsue Castle. A small boat takes passengers around Matsue Castle and through the city’s canals.

horikawa sightseeing boatAlong the way, passengers will pass under 16 bridges and some of them are low enough that the boat’s awning must be lowered to pass. And passengers also have to get lower themselves, it will be a fun experience for all.

If you visit here in the cold season, you don’t have to worry the coldness because Kotatsu heaters are placed in the boat during winter and passengers can literally experience the “warmth” of Japanese tradition.

horikawa sightseeing boat




Horikawa Boat

address 507-1 Kurodacho, Matsue City
Homepage (EN/ 簡 /KR)
hours of operation Operates 7 days a week (Operation may be cancelled/changed due to bad weather.)
[Mar.1 – Jun. 30] 9am – 5pm [Jul.1 – Aug.15] 9am – 6pm
[Aug.16 – Oct.10] 9am – 5pm [Oct.11 – end of Feb.] 9am – 4pm

Discounted Admission
1 day pass
Adults: ¥1200
Elementary School Students: ¥600

Fureai-hiroba Boat Pier:
bus 17min via Matsue Lakeline Bus from JR Matsue Sta. to ‘Horikawa Sightseeing Boat Pier’ bus stop.
parking Jozan-nishi Car Parking.

Otemae Boat Pier:
bus 13min via Matsue Lakeline Bus from JR Matsue Sta. to ‘Otemae Horikawa Sightseeing Boat Pier’ bus stop.
parking Otemae Car Parking.

Karakoro Boat Pier:
bus 10min via Matsue Lakeline Bus from JR Matsue Sta. to ‘Kyo-bashi’ bus stop.

shopping icon(at Fureai&Otemae Pier) free wifi (at Fureai&Otemae Pier)
language brochures EN / KR / 簡 / 繁